About the Course

In partnership with the Van Lang Vietnamese Cultural School, Friends of Little Sài Gòn hosts bi-annual 10 week courses for adults (18+) of Vietnamese descent who want to enhance their understanding of the language and culture. This course provides instruction on speaking, writing, spelling as well as cultural exploration of Vietnamese history and traditions.

Level 2 Cohort of 2023.


We offer two courses per year, Level 1 in the Fall and Level 2 in the Winter. To learn more about the courses, please read the FAQ through the link below. Interested in taking a future course? Email info@flsseattle.org to be added to our mailing list.

Frequently Asked Questions

“The teachers are very patient and understanding, and have a lot of experience in teaching language. The course format of teaching Vietnamese language through history and culture is exceptional!”

 Student, 2018

“I really appreciate and enjoyed this Vietnamese Language Class. Co Ai and all the teachers from Van Lang are so patient, encouraging, and helpful. I've really gotten to understand my own culture a lot better through learning about history in this course. Additionally, the classroom feels like a welcoming space to learn and everyone is very supportive of one another. Thank you!”

 Student, 2018

“Learning Vietnamese through this course has helped me both rediscover and develop a deep appreciation for the words, sounds, and expressions of my childhood.”

 Student, 2022

“The course and community were a missing link and awakening to my heritage and cultural identity. I am immensely grateful for the connections I've built, the celebration of diasporic Viet arts and culture, and the commitment to enriching the Viet community through Friends of Little Saigon.”

 Student, 2022